Tension at the 2022 FIFA World Cup reaches new heights Wednesday on FOX, as France faces Morocco at Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Qatar in the semifinals.
At stake is a chance to face Argentina in Sunday’s championship match (10 a.m. ET on FOX and the FOX Sports app), while the loser will take on Croatia on Saturday in the third-place game (10 a.m. ET on FOX and the FOX Sports app).
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Setting the Stage
Wednesday’s match is the sixth overall meeting between France and Morocco, the first to occur at the World Cup. Morocco is hoping this match is different from the past, however, as France is unbeaten in their five previous matchups (3-2-0).
France is the first defending World Cup champion to make the semifinals since Brazil in 1998. With a win, France would be just the fifth defending champ to reach the World Cup final, joining 1938 Italy, 1962 Brazil, 1990 Argentina and 1998 Brazil.
On the other side, Morocco is the first African nation to reach the semifinals at the World Cup, and with a win, it would be the first team outside CONMEBOL and UEFA to reach the World Cup final.
Trip to the final on the line
Friendship can wait
Kylian Mbappé and Achraf Hakimi may be teammates at PSG and friends off the field, but today it will come down to them as two of the world’s best for their respective countries.
Morocco’s wild journey here
Hakimi has arrived
France takes the field
A huge ovation for Morocco as they take the field
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